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Popular Computing Acronyms Defined

computing acronymsCMS, IaaS, PaaS, CDN and API. You may be familiar with some, or all, of these acronyms, but what exactly do they mean? And how do these acronyms impact developers and decision makers within your organization?

A recent post on the Rackspace Email & Apps Blog goes into detail some of the most popular acronyms, and their applications. Among the defined terms is:

CDN = Content Delivery Networks

What Is It? A geographically dispersed network of hosted servers holding copies of media. The geographic range of the servers allows media to be served to users around the world as if they were just around the corner from your data center.

Who Uses It? Web entities with global audiences who need to maintain a consistent experience across the world without building data centers all over the world.

Interested in learning more? Read “What Does That Mean?” for more insight.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Ashleigh Davis.

Ashleigh Davis joined Rackspace in 2011 as a Marketing Analyst for the Online Marketing team at Rackspace. She handles marketing automation strategies and nurture efforts, constantly pushing the envelope to test new methods of marketing and communication. Prior to joining Rackspace, Ashleigh had acquired more than seven years of successfully managing online marketing campaigns.

Ashleigh has an MBA in Project Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin.

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